Ranger-led Programs

A ranger talks with hikers as they rest on a bench
A ranger talk on the Grant Tree Trail

Alison Taggart-Barone


Join a ranger to explore sequoia groves, take a moonlight walk, or climb Moro Rock. Learn about bears and other mountain wildlife at visitor center talks. And if you're staying in a campground, stop by the amphitheater for a campfire program. Walks, talks, activities, and evening programs are free and open to the public. Programs are offered by both National Park Service rangers and Sequoia Parks Conservancy naturalists. We invite you to join us!

Most programs are scheduled in summer from Memorial Day (late-May) through Labor Day (early September). When you arrive, check visitor centers and bulletin boards in each area for program details.

You can also check our online calendar for program offerings. Be sure to choose programs in the area where you're staying, or allow for travel time to programs in other areas.

If you're interested in exploring Crystal Cave, buy tour tickets before you get here to reserve your spot. Tickets often sell out, especially on weekends.


Ranger-Led Interpretive Programs

We offer regularly scheduled programs from Memorial Day (late May) to Labor Day (early September). Check our online calendar for program locations, meeting times, and other details. Visitor centers will post details and may list additional programs.

Regularly-scheduled programs may occasionally be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. Please check at local visitor centers for current program line-ups.

Sequoia National Park

Foothills Programs
Foothills Feature Talk every day at 10:00 am
Bear Essentials Talk every day at 11:00 am
Investigation Station Touch Table every day at 2:00 pm
Junior Ranger Round-up Kids Program Saturday or Sunday (every weekend) at 9:00 am
Evening Program at Potwisha Campground every Friday and Saturday, various times

Mineral King Programs
Coffee with a Ranger, various days and times
Alles Cabin Open House every Sunday at 11:00 am
Meadow Meander Talk every Friday and Saturday 12:00 pm
Morning Yoga every Sunday at 9:00 am
Evening Campfire Program, various days and times

Lodgepole/Giant Forest Programs
Giant Sequoia Talk at 11:00 am, various days
Sherman Tree Talk every day at 1:00 pm
Naturalist Knapsack Talk at 12:00 pm, various days
Moro Vista Talk at 10:00 am, various days
Critter Talk at 3:00 pm, various days
Realm of the Giants Hike at 2:00 pm, various days
Evening Program at Lodgepole Campground every Friday and Saturday at 8:00 pm

Kings Canyon National Park

Grant Grove Programs
Grant Tree Walk every Wednesday - Sunday at 10:30 am
Evening Program at Sunset Campground every Friday and Saturday at 8:00 pm

Cedar Grove Programs
Critter Talk every day at 11:30 am
Ranger by the...River, Meadow, or Waterfall (informal program) every day between 2:30-4:30 pm
Evening Program at Cedar Grove Amphitheater every Friday, Saturday, Sunday at 8:00 pm

Sequoia Parks Conservancy Naturalist-Led Programs

Join our partner, the Sequoia Parks Conservancy (SPC), for a naturalist program.

To learn more about naturalist-led programs and where and when they are offered, visit the Sequoia Parks Conservancy Calendar. These programs are led by the parks' partner organization.

If you would like a private guided tour in the parks, contact the Sequoia Parks Conservancy about their Naturalist Guide Services. Visit their website or call 559-565-4251.

Ranger led Snowshoe Walk
Ranger Led Snowshoe Walk

NPS photo

Winter Snowshoe Walks

Our popular ranger-guided snowshoe walks are a great way to explore snowy trails. Snowshoe programs are usually offered from December - March, as long as there is at least 8 inches of snow on the ground. Walks are added to our online program calendar as soon as snow is deep enough. Visitor centers also post snowshoe walk schedules on bulletin boards. Check program announcements for details on how to make reservations to hold your spot.

Sequoia Parks Conservancy also offers naturalist-led winter snowshoe walks. Check their calendar for program offerings.

Last updated: August 14, 2017

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